Johan Santana and Pedro Martinez will skip their Grapefruit League starts in an effort to keep them from facing the teams they will pitch against during the first week of the season.
In their place, Jon Niese and Bobby Parnell make the starts against the Braves and the Marlins.
Very clever, Willie Randolph, very clever.
I'm just waiting to read something claiming Niese is pitching because he's going to be the 5th starter. I can't wait.